Quotations on Maturity

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Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
- Robert Blair
(Keywords: Progress, Maturity, World)

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
- Marlon Brando
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Expression, Maturity, Quitting)

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Women, Fans, Losing, Maturity, Song)

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
- Robertson Davies
(Keywords: Age, Building, Light, Maturity, Old, Youth)

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.
- Anthony Doerr
(Keywords: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
- Thomas A. Edison
(Keywords: Maturity, Youth)

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Maturity, Solitude, Years, Youth)

How do we know that Moses was grown up? Because he went out unto his brethren, and was ready to bear the burdens and share the plight of his people. Maturity is sensitivity to human suffering.
- Julius Gordon
(Keywords: People, Maturity, Sensitivity, Suffering)

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
- Martha Graham
(Keywords: Acceptance, Glory, Maturity, Years)

Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Keywords: Happiness, Maturity, Play)

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness.
- M. Esther Harding
(Keywords: Being, Consciousness, Maturity, Personality)

The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

I think that shows a level of maturity and understanding that I think bodes well for getting to the bottom of this. But it is really up to you and your staff, on behalf of the American people, to take on that challenge.
- David Kay
(Keywords: People, American, Challenge, Maturity, Understanding)

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
- Joshua L. Liebman
(Keywords: Life, Maturity, Tension)

Youth condemns; maturity condones.
- Amy Lowell
(Keywords: Maturity, Youth)

Only through the conscious action of the working masses in city and country can it be brought to life, only through the people's highest intellectual maturity and inexhaustible idealism can it be brought safely through all storms and find its way to port.
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Keywords: Life, People, Action, Country, Idealism, Maturity, Storms)

This goal can and must be attained in this life. But even if this does not happen, remember that he who has found the way once, always returns to this world with an internal maturity that enables him to continue his work.
- Gustave Meyrink
(Keywords: Work, Life, Goal, Maturity, World)

Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Keywords: Man, Maturity, Will)

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity.
- Pope John Paul II
(Keywords: Church, Celibacy, Christ, Dignity, Duty, Expression, Maturity, Proof, Vow, Word)

When I became a mature woman, I put both feet firmly on the side of maturity.
- Victoria Principal
(Keywords: Feet, Maturity, Woman)

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
- Dan Quayle
(Keywords: Faith, Day, Maturity, Nation, President, Responsibility, Sense, Want, Will)

Know how to behave at a fine restaurant, which is a telltale measure of social maturity.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Maturity, Measure)

I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
- Benjamin Spock
(Keywords: Marriage, Inspiration, Dignity, Harmony, Joy, Man, Maturity, Measure, Pleasure, Style, Woman)

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity; it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey
(Keywords: Government, France, Maturity, Nation)

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
- Samuel Ullman
(Keywords: Feelings, Ability, Act, Dignity, Maturity, Measure, Spiritual)

You know, it's a different world now, but to skip ahead and really answer your question, only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding the balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life.
- Burt Ward
(Keywords: Life, Balance, Maturity, Now, Question, Right, World, Years)

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
- William Arthur Ward
(Keywords: Maturity, Mistakes)

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
- Marianne Williamson
(Keywords: Maturity, Waiting)

Character... is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong; it is a moral quality which grows to maturity in peace and is not suddenly developed on the outbreak of war.
- Charles Wilson
(Keywords: Peace, War, Quality, Character, Habit, Choice, Maturity, Right, Wrong)

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Keywords: Common sense, Maturity, Voting)

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